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Luke 4:32 And they were astonished at His teaching, for His word was with authority.

Luke 4:36 Then they were all amazed and spoke among themselves, saying, “What a word this is! For with authority and power He commands the unclean spirits, and they come out.”

People were impressed by Jesus because of the authority He displayed. There’s an air of confidence a person has when they’re in a position of authority. They walk, talk, and think differently.

We can see this by looking at a relationship between a good parent and a young child. A good parent, who has authority over their child, is not going to allow their child to talk back to them, break things, or do what they want to do. They’re going to use their authority to correct the situation.

God gave us several avenues of authority. We (believers) have authority to use the name of Jesus to send demons packing (Mark 16:17) and get whatever we desire (John 14:13). In Luke 10:19, we have authority over all the power of the enemy. Psalm 8:5 lets us know God has made us a little lower than Him. God has given us authority in the earth, and we control what happens in our life through our speech (Gen. 1:26; Prov. 18:21). Once we truly believe this about ourselves, that confidence Jesus had because of His authority, we should have too. We shouldn’t be scared of some virus, worry or stress about our finances, or panic. Anytime something doesn’t look right, like that good parent, we can use our authority to correct the situation.

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Scriptures of the Day

August 2021
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